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Officer shoots, wounds man following traffic stop, chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:57pm

A man was shot and wounded by police over the weekend following a vehicle chase in South Florida, authorities said.

Pete Frates, one of the men who popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:16pm

A man who helped inspire a multimillion-dollar movement to help find a cure for ALS has died.

UN calls for truce around next year's Tokyo summer Olympics

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:52pm

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution Monday urging all nations to observe a truce during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan, saying sports can play a role in promoting peace and tolerance and preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:24pm

A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University.

Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:23pm

The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exist, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

Student accused in shooting 'tired of being picked on'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student's head says he was “tired of being picked on," according to criminal charges filed Monday,

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:50pm

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints.

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:39pm

More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership.

US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:38pm

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on both the former and the current director of the Venezuelan government's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kickbacks involving the sale of passports.

Army major in Georgia jailed on federal child porn charge

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:57pm

An Army officer who held a top-secret security clearance shared nude photos of a teenage girl online and discussed plans to drug the girl and have sex with her, according to federal court records unsealed Monday.

Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard team up to fight ghosts in new 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:40pm

The first trailer for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," a sequel to the 1984 original due out in theaters next year, shows events taking place some 30 years after what happened in the original films.

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:14pm

Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren't signing up for a real school and that they only wanted a way to stay in the U.S.

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:01pm

Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday.

Virginia Sheriff: He'll deputize residents if gun laws pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:53am

A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize county residents if the new Democratic majority in the state legislature passes gun control measures.

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:31am

almost 1 in 3 — were overweight or obese, similar to national statistics.

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:14am

A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room.

No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness cited

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:12am

Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer said Monday that their client has a history of mental illness, as a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond.

Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:05am

The Miss America Organization has denied credentials to at least three media outlets seeking to cover this year's competition, including its longtime hometown newspaper, The Press of Atlantic City.

Dartmouth student lawsuit settled over baseball injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:51am

A lawsuit filed by a Dartmouth College student against the school who was seriously injured during baseball practice has been settled, the college said Monday.